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Florence Turfitt
1935 - 2017


Mrs. Florence Ada Turfitt, beloved wife of the late Jack William Turfitt, passed away peacefully at Masterpiece River Ridge on Monday, December 4, 2017, at the age of 82 years. Florence’s memory will be cherished by her daughters, Tracy Raber (Barry Odowichuk) of Langley, BC., and Bev Carson (Trent O’Reilly) of Medicine Hat; son, Lee Turfitt; grandchildren, Nicholas (Christina) Raber and Rachel and Jett Odowichuk of Langley, BC; Chelsea Carson (Matt) of Calgary, Tiana Carson (Tanner) of Edmonton and Brady Carson of Calgary. She will also be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Iris Wardley and Marge Storer of England and brother, Phillip (Loraine) of England as well as numerous nieces and nephews in England and the U.S.A. Along with her husband, Florence was predeceased by her parents, Edith and Ted Beer; mother and father-in-law, Phyllis and Bill Turfitt; brothers-in-law, Ray Wardley, John Storer and Ron Turfitt and sister-in-law, Sheila Turfitt. Florence was born and raised in Sheffield, England and married Jack on April 2, 1960. On December 4, 1974, Jack, Florence and their three children immigrated to Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, the same day 43 years later on which she passed. Florence lost her hearing at age 40 which made it difficult to work anymore. She was an amazing cook, making roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for Sunday dinners and huge feasts at Christmas. Florence loved animals, gardening, trips to the casino and camping with Jack. She was incredibly generous in every way. She cared greatly for her grandchildren and took care of them often. Florence always had a positive outlook on life. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2012 when Jack passed away and moved into Masterpiece in 2013 where angels took care of her until her passing. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend; Florence’s memory will live on the hearts of all who knew her. Relatives and friends are invited to a Come & Go Celebration to be held at 2197 Horne Blvd N.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, December 9, 2017 starting at 3:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial donations in Florence’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta, #201, 770 - 6 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6.